Thread Rating:
  • 4 Vote(s) - 2 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
front suspension knock
#1
Knocking noise from offside front suspension - replaced drop links so not them. I can feel movement if I rock the wheel at 12 o'clock, with car on the ground. I think I can feel the movement if I put my hand on the top mount while I'm rocking it with the other so it all points to the top mount worn. Anyone else had similar? Is it a straightforward job? I'm thinking it would make sense to do the shocks at the same time.

2002 mk1 multispace 2.0hdi
[+] 1 user says Thank You to dwlawson for this post
Reply
#2
Welcome!!
[fon‌t=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool [/font]
Reply
#3
Are you sure the bottom ball joint is ok. Had the same as you on mine.
Griff
Landmark
Ex 1.4 Berlingo Multispace
Reply
#4
thanks Griff. Bought two Lemforder wishbones from mister-auto. Looks a reasonably straightforward job. Haynes use a big lever to pop the balljoint out whereas I would have been tempted to reach for the hammer.
Anything to watch out for? Is there a risk the driveshaft pops out while I'm doing this?
Dave
Reply
#5
when i replaced my lower arms the drivers side was easy but the nearsides a bit more fiddly,like you said watch for the driveshaft popping out and puking gearbox oil over your drive!
Reply
#6
I have to admit to resorting to a ball joint splitter to get my n/s one off (2002 1.4 has seperate ball joints)
Griff
Landmark
Ex 1.4 Berlingo Multispace
Reply
#7
Well I replaced the wishbones and no improvement so I decided to replace the top mounts. Bought new shocks as well as it seemed daft to put the old ones back on. Just as well I did as it was the offside shock that was knocking.
[+] 3 users say Thank You to dwlawson for this post
Reply
#8
Glad you got it sorted.
Griff
Landmark
Ex 1.4 Berlingo Multispace
Reply
#9
Just a heads up that I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the drop-links that were worn. Easy enough to remove and check.
[+] 1 user says Thank You to davehills for this post
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.


  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
2.0 HDi fuel issues as pe...
Last Post:G.mk3
Today 07:17 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 48
zx1 extralube
Last Post:sks01773
Today 06:07 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 21
12v for lighter front
Last Post:nicko
Today 06:04 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 157
citroen berlingo desire 1...
Last Post:sks01773
Today 05:57 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 112
2012 enterprise berlingo ...
Last Post:Johny555
Today 05:37 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 183
Insurance!
Last Post:Col
Today 02:57 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 884
"Ultimate" type Diesel fu...
Last Post:ghost123uk
Today 02:48 PM
» Replies: 17
» Views: 422
2025 Diesel Ban
Last Post:rnamman
Today 01:58 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 159
Alloys
Last Post:Rich Walker
Today 01:36 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 126
1.6 16v petrol cambelt
Last Post:sks01773
Today 09:28 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 91

Locations of visitors to this page